India to witness 90 per cent growth in solar capacity in 2017: CII

India to witness 90 per cent growth in solar capacity in 2017: CII

Lauding the efforts of the Modi government in setting up renewable energy capacity, industry body Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) has said the country is likely to witness 90 per cent jump in green energy generation capacity by the end of the current calendar year.

Ratul Puri, Chairman of CII Northern Region Committee on Power said that India has been systematically progressing towards achieving the 175 gigawatt (GW) renewable target with solar contributing to most of the incremental capacity. “2017 started with a pipeline of 14 Gigawatt (GW) of utility-scale solar projects, of which about 8 GW is expected to be commissioned this year. This is a 90 per cent growth over the previous year’s capacity addition,” he said speaking at an event here. Read more

Credits:energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com

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